Recipes from Bangladesh: Bhuna Khichuri

Recipes from Bangladesh

Bhuna Khichuri

Country: Bangladesh
Course: Side
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium sized potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup mung beans
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Soak the mung beans overnight, or if you are short on time cook them with a half cup of water on medium heat in a pressure cooker for 8 minutes.
  2. Fry the cauliflower and potato cubes lightly in a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the onion, the jalapeno peppers and the spices.
  3. Add the rice, the mung beans and about a half cup of oil and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Add two cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover the pot.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.